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Economic Development eNews | January 30, 2018
Business Profile
Top feature photo: Owners Kevin Dalrymple, left, and Jason Baker welcomed more than 150 people to the open house. At right, Kevin with the company's newest investment - a flatbed printer.

Mandi Esquivel operates the punch press making 'Do Not Disturb' hotel door tags.

Ketchum makes tags for a diverse number of sectors.

John Calgey looks over a series of numbered metal tags. 

Ketchum Manufacturing Open House
reveals diverse product line, services
BROCKVILLE  - A company known worldwide for its reign over the identification tag industry raised its own profile recently by inviting the public to tour its facility.

Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. attracted  more than 150 people to its open house January 24th showcasing their product lines and services while also celebrating being under new ownership. Longtime employees Kevin Dalrymple and Jason Baker purchased Ketchum last year to preserve its 105-year history of creating ID tags. Ketchum employs 57 people.

"We manufacture everything from ocean net tags to the key chains on golf carts," says Kevin of the company's diverse product lines. 

Ketchum makes an array of general identification products as well as specialized tags for the forestry, retail, grocery merchandising, laboratory, hospitality, farming and livestock industries. Many of their products are used for food sales, product traceability and marketing. They also produce inks and pastes, as well as related instruments and clothing, used in the tattoo identification process. 

Another service Ketchum provides is contracting and fulfillment of orders with hand assembly services. They do specialized labour intensive projects and have "store and ship" warehousing options when their customers need it.  Under their leadership, Kevin and Jason are also working to expand into other products and recently purchased a flat-bed printer.

"All of this makes us more valuable than a standard printer," says Jason. "We have all of this under one roof for a one-stop shop."

Learn more about Ketchum by visiting its website . Contact them via email or call at 613-342-8455.
Workplace vehicle charging incentives program
The province is funding new charging stations at workplaces. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market. 

Learn more about this new funding program at Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP)

Job Fairs

Attention employers: find new recruits at job fairs
Employers are invited to upcoming job fair events in Prescott and Kemptville. The fairs are designed to provide you with a jump start on recruiting, access to qualified candidates, on-site interviews and building brand awareness while recruiting from the community. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 1-6 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Wellington National Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Prescott
COST: Free. Call Rod at 613-925-0222, ext. 208. to reserve a table.

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 1-6 p.m.
WHERE: North Grenville Municipal Centre
COST: Free. Call Sheri at 613-258-6576, ext. 203. to reserve a table.

CSE Consulting is hosting these events in association with the South Grenville Chamber of Commerce, Fort Wellington National Historic Site, Municipality of North Grenville and the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce. Visit the CSE Consulting website to learn more.
Workshops and Seminars
Getting Money: What lenders and investors want

The speaker is Matthew Newby, CPA, CMA. Learn what financial and non-financial information is used to evaluate a loan request and steps needed to prepare for a presentation to lenders. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 22 10, 9-10 a.m.
WHERE: Valley Heartland CFDC, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls
COST:  Free. Must pre-register and seating is limited.

Business Mentorship Series

Bring your lunch and discuss topics including Successful Alliances in Business, Business Foundations, Social Media Do's and Don'ts, Networking 101

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 12 to 1 p.m. 
WHERE: Prescott Town Hall, 360 Dibble Street West
COST: Free. Coffee and treats provided.

Contact Jackie Schoemaker Holmes at 613-925-2812, Ext. 6221 or send her an email.
Starter Company Plus Information Sessions

Starter Company Plus could be right for you if you are 18 or over and not a full-time student or working in another job. You must be an Ontario resident with a great idea for a business, are proposing a new company, buying or expanding an existing company (in your first 5 years).

WHEN: Wednesday, 
February 28, 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Brockville Museum, 5 Henry Street, Brockville

WHEN: 1-2 p.m. (same day as above)
WHERE: North Grenville Municipal Centre, 284 County Road 44, Kemptville 
COST: Free
Learn more and to find out how to register on our Workshops and Seminars page.
Workshops and Seminars
Economic Development Staff